Trademarks expire. But Toyota is not letting go of the "Supra" moniker. Last week they just filed to protect it again with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
What does this mean? A "Supra" in the works? Or just because? Or just in case?
Whether Toyota has solid plans for a successor to the rear-wheel drive sports coupe, and if it aims to use the Supra name, or as it hinted with the FT-1 Concept in Detroit this year, employ a different nomenclature similar to the GT 86, is an entirely different story.
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Just a few years ago, the majority of cars were manuals. Automatic gearboxes were seriously expensive and a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Over time, as with so many other things, prices came down, and automatic cars went mainstream, especially in the US. Today, most people drive an automatic, something that was unthinkable forty years ago, just like it was unthinkable that most people would have airbags. But it happened, nonetheless. Read more
It’s a sad fact that car accidents are very common all around the world, and one of the leading causes of death, even in developed nations. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the large majority of traffic collisions are caused by human error in some way. While most people will stick to road laws and drive carefully, there’s no such thing as a perfect driver. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents, and how you can avoid them. Read more